U.S. Under-20 National Team

U.S. U-20s finish Four Nations Cup winless following loss to England

Photo by U.S. Soccer

Photo by U.S. Soccer

The U.S. Under-20 Men’s National Team closed out the Four Nations Cup with a  2-0 loss to England on Monday, but two Americans stood out in the defeat.

Ovie Ejaria beat Jonathan Klinsmann with a lovely curled shot from distance in the 84th minute, opening the scoring late for the host team. Dominic Solanke doubled the advantage at the death from the penalty spot to secure England’s win.

Gedion Zelalem was lively throughout the game and had a quality opportunity late in the second half, but was thwarted by goalkeeper Luke Southwood. Derrick Jones was also causing a ruckus for England’s defense, but like Zelalem, he could not score the decisive goal for the Americans.

The U.S. finished the tournament with three losses after falling to Germany, 1-0, and the Netherlands, 5-3, in their first two matches.

  • johnnyrazor

    Disappointing to go 0-3, but considering a lot of these guys have never played together before this week maybe not too surprising.


  • Gary Page

    Well, considering the quality of the opposition, the relative closeness of the games and the fact they were playing in England, not as disappointing as it might initially seem.


  • Buster

    Does anybody know if Klinsmann is really the best option available? I am somewhat suspicious


  • creige

    Unfortunately I think a lot of this is down to Tab Ramos. He has had a bad record with the youth teams but is a Klinsmann favorite.


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